On Saturday I was having a bored wander around my local shopping centre, I’m not keen on shopping centres, I’m much more of a markets sort of person but there are no markets where I live or nearby not decent ones anyway after you’ve been spoilt on the markets of London. Anyway, Cargo is closing down, I’m not sure if all the Cargo shops are closing but the ones near me most definitely are and they are selling off literally everything from sofas to till rolls. I’ve been buying up odds and ends of Point of Sale items dirt cheap to use at craft fairs and have so far managed to resist buying up discounted bedding (one of my shopping weak spots) when what I really need is a new saucepan.
So to look for a heavily discounted medium sized saucepan in an ice cream shade, naturally I start with books and notepads. I love a notepad, I have tons of them dotted around, most of them empty of anything but vague good intentions. I’m just talking myself out of buying a lovely little blue and white striped feller with something trite in French on the front when I spot a nice weighty looking pad called 642 Things to Write About. 20% off. Anyway turns out this is a like a writer’s unblocker, a sort of writing plunger thing. I leaf through it and its got all these great prompts like ‘Choose how you will die.’ or more cheerfuly ‘The greatness of sandwiches’. Now what sort of brilliant idea is that for someone who neglects their blog? Its a lovely thing too. So I didn’t buy it.
I left the shop and dawdled home thinking that I should have bought it. It was the last one too. When I got home I thought some more about going back to buy it but I’m a lazy mare so I didn’t. Sunday I checked the price on Amazon, the Cargo one was a good price, but its Easter Sunday so all the shops are closed except the Coop so I went and bought some brocolli, greekish yoghurt and a Bounty there.
I promised myself that if that last book was still there today I’d buy it and it would transform my blogging life to something more inspired than going on about my knitting. So off I trotted again today with my hair all wrong and wearing summer clothes for Storm Kate with a parka, looking like a parakeet on benefits to see if it was still there. And there it was there. So I bought it. £6-odd! Should be £11.99 so that’s better than I could have got it from Amazon and its in my hand already.
So next time I let you know how I’m getting on with knitting poodles I will also be able to share with you my valuable thoughts on sandwiches. There’s progress for you.